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Dharma Talks
2008-03-08 Awakening 1:11:34
  Rob Burbea
The Realization of Awakening is absolutely central to the Buddha's Teaching, and yet it has come to have so many different meanings, or none at all. What is our relationship to the idea of Enlightenment or Awakening? How does that affect our life and practice? Can we explore the views, assumptions and emotions surrounding it? And is a radical Awakening possible for us?
Gaia House A Work Retreat: Working And Awakening

2008-03-07 What Kind Of Effort? 51:10
  Anna Douglas
Exploring the different kinds of effort needed as our practice matures. This talk is meant for both senior students and those new to practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation 1-Month Retreat

2008-03-07 Death 63:39
  Rob Burbea
A free and honest life includes the very real awareness of death. If we can find the courage to deliberately contemplate death, to keep it in mind, this can open our life in a profound way to a nobility, urgency, purposefulness and beauty. The heart grows in compassion and moves toward the Deathless.
Gaia House A Work Retreat: Working And Awakening

2008-03-07 Love/The Difficulties of Love 67:04
  Rob Burbea
This talk begins to explore some of the challenges and difficulties we can sometimes encounter with regard to love. It also examines some possible beliefs and attitudes we may hold around love and particularly romantic love in our lives.
Gaia House A Work Retreat: Working And Awakening

2008-03-06 I Know I'm Stuck And I Still Can't Get Out! 56:07
  James Baraz
Mindfulness practice helps us see clearly how we’re creating suffering for ourselves with our insecurities, self-judgments, judgments of others or other conditioned reactions. But often seeing these isn’t enough to release their hold on us. In fact, sometimes it’s more frustrating to see them but still feel as stuck as ever. We’ll explore how to work with this predicament wisely so we 1) don’t have to be at the mercy of our lofty ideals of good practice can use some simple but effective methods for moving to a greater place of well-being.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2008-03-06 Woman's Sacred Poetry 42:42
  Christina Feldman
Woman’s sacred poetry speaks of the longing for freedom discovered through love, nature, and interconnections.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Women in Meditation: Insight Meditation Retreat

2008-03-06 Metta 57:51
  Rebecca Bradshaw
This talk discusses metta as a Brahmavihāra practice and cultivating metta in our vipassana practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge March 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2008-03-05 The Art Of Practice: Rain 1:19:52
  Tara Brach
This second class in the Art of Practice reviews the basic components of meditation training and illustrates through several stories, the use of the acronym RAIN in awakening loving presence. The session includes a period of question/answer.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2008-03-05 Wisdom & The Paramitas - part 1 55:07
  Sylvia Boorstein
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

2008-03-05 Opening Talk for Work Retreat - Working and Awakening 37:03
  Rob Burbea
Opening talk for a retreat that looks at how we may create artificial divisions between what seems 'sacred' and what seems 'worldly'; between 'retreat life' and 'everyday life', 'meditation' and work' and so seek transformation through only a small part of our lives. In opening to a profound wisdom that sees beyond such dualities, we can come to know an authentic freedom that is truly boundless.
Gaia House A Work Retreat: Working And Awakening

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